ACS Oregon Call Center Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
In the ACS Call Center Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, the amount that Affiliated Computer Services or ACS will pay is $4.5 million. The reason for this is that the company was accused of not paying the wages and overtime of the employees. This happened over a period of seven years. So if you are eligible to take part in this, you could get anywhere from $50 to $260. You will have to check the notice that you get in the mail.
Also, if you are eligible to take part in the ACS Call Center Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Settlement, you should be getting a notice in the mail. When you do get the notice, please make sure that you check the important dates. This is because you have to adhere to the deadlines in order to make sure you can take the right legal action. For example, if you wish to submit your claim form and get the money, you will have to submit your claim form by September 1, 2012. If you miss this deadline, you will get no money at all.
Also important is the deadline to exclude yourself. That deadline is also September 1, 2012. This means that if you do not wish to be in the settlement, then you have to request to opt out. You cannot opt out by doing nothing. You will have to submit your written request by the deadline in order to opt out. Once you have opted out, you will not get any money at all. If you want to remain in the case and get the money but you do not like certain things and would like to object, then you may do so. This means that you will still get the money even if you go to court and tell the court that you do not like certain things about the settlement.
The settlement hearing is to be held on October 22, 2012. This will take place at 10 a.m. This is when the court listens to any objections that may arise. This is also when the court finally approves the settlement. If there are no objections and if there are no appeals, then the payment to all those who are eligible begins to be processed. This date is November 26, 2012. This is a great date because you want your money as soon as possible. However, you need to know that if there are objections and if there are appeals, then this date will be moved. You will not get anything until every issue has been resolved. What is truly sad here is that this process could take years.
The amount of money that you will get depends on the Subclass that you fall into. For Subclass A, you should have been an ACS employee from April 25, 2012 onwards. You will get a maximum amount of $125. There can only be 2000 people in this Subclass. the second subclass is B. Here you will have to have been an ACS employee from November 6, 2006 to April 24, 2012. The maximum amount that you will get is $260. Only 13,000 people can be in the subclass. The third is the Subclass C. You should have been an ACS employee from April 2, 2005 to November 5, 2006. In this subclass, the maximum amount you can receive is $50. There can only be 5000 people who can be in this subclass.
The plaintiffs in this case will get $85,000. The amount of fees that will be distributed to the class counsel for their fees and costs is $1.75 million. The Claim Administrator will get $100,000. ACS of course has denied that it did anything wrong. The reason the company decided to settle is because the litigation would have even more expensive if it had been prolonged. So they would rather settle than continue the litigation and try to proof innocence. The class period covered is between April 2, 2005 to April 25, 2012.
So if you wish to get any money make sure that you fill out your claim form which is included with the notice that you received in the mail. Make sure that you enter your name, your last four numbers of your social security number. You must also sign it and date it. It is not valid if it is not signed. You can send in your claim form by regular mail. You can also fax it if that is what you want to do. If there are more people that make the claims than the stated number, then the amount you get will be reduced.
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